First Division

The latest First Division stories on Extratime

Darren Meenan re-signs for Athlone as Adrian Carberry's side take shape for 2020

Tue, Jan 21 2020

News of Meenan’s re-signing for the Blue and Black of the Midlands follows the news that John Morgan has also ...

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Wexford appoint Mokhtar Addani as club's new Academy Director

Mon, Jan 20 2020

Addani joins the Slaneysiders set-up in an Academy Director capacity having worked with the club for a number of years ...

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Boost for Cabinteely as Conor Keeley re-signs for 2020

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The defender is heading into his fourth season with the South Dublin club

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First Division Drogheda 'dismayed' at lack of government funding for new stadium

Mon, Jan 20 2020

In a statement on Twitter the club said, “Drogheda United are dismayed at the decision not to award first stage ...

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Former Galway United midfielder Mark Hannon joins Ballinamallard

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The 21 year old midfielder has signed for the NIFL Championship club after leaving Galway United at the end of ...

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Former FAI executive vice-president John Delaney resigns from UEFA Executive Committee

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The disgraced former FAI CEO’s term was due to end in 2021, at which point he would be ineligible to ...

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Former FAI executive vice-president John Delaney resigns from UEFA Executive Committee

Mon, Jan 20 2020

The disgraced former FAI CEO’s term was due to end in 2021, at which point he would be ineligible to ...

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Dundalk 7 - 1 UCD: Four things we learned

Sat, Jan 18 2020

It may have been the first pre-season friendly of 2020 for Dundalk but there were still a few things which ...

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Pre-season Friendly Report: Drogheda United 0 - 1 Derry City

Sat, Jan 18 2020

The goal came from the first real chance of the game as a ball cut back from the left was ...

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Pre-season Friendly Report: Dundalk 7 - 1 UCD

Sat, Jan 18 2020

Dundalk dispelled the visiting Students at Oriel Park with relative ease in this pre-season friendly. It finished 7-1 to the ...

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Limerick FC eligible to apply for SSE Airtricity League licence, the FAI confirm

Fri, Jan 17 2020

A statement from the FAI read; “The Football Association of Ireland confirms that Limerick Football Club can apply for a ...

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Wexford FC sign Janabi Amour Jr

Fri, Jan 17 2020

Wexford Town’s preparation for the 2020 season had another boost with the announcement that 23-year-old winger Janabi Amour Jr has ...

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First Division Athlone begin off-season recruitment drive with three new recruits

Thu, Jan 16 2020

Galway United duo Ronan Asgari and Joshua Keane Quinlivan, along with Irish Defence Forces international Scott Delaney have all signed ...

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Boost for Cobh as Kevin Taylor and forward Brian Murphy re-sign for 2020

Thu, Jan 16 2020

News of Taylor’s return will be a welcome boost for Stuart Taylor’s Rams who have been active in the transfer ...

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Gary Shaw: 'I signed straight away and going home, I checked on Teletext to see where Bray were in the league and they were bottom - I didn't care'

Wed, Jan 15 2020

As an underage player, Gary was a prolific goalscorer for Newbridge Town, represented Shamrock Rovers in the SuperCupNI and lifted ...

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Finn Harps re-sign Mark Russell as ex-Limerick winger Karl O'Sullivan joins

Tue, Jan 14 2020

Scotsman Russell played a key role in the Co. Donegal’s side Premier Division survival last term, making 25 appearances for ...

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John Kavanagh makes Cobh return ahead of 2020 campaign

Tue, Jan 14 2020

Kavanagh played for the Rams during the tail-end of the 2017 season, where he played eight games for the then ...

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Limerick United accepted into SSE Airtricity under-age leagues for 2020

Mon, Jan 13 2020

News of United’s admittance comes after it was confirmed that Limerick’s previous League of Ireland club was not going to ...

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Conor Crowley eyeing 2020 breakthrough with First Division Wexford

Sun, Jan 12 2020

He then left UCD to join southside rivals Cabinteely midway through the 2019 season, where he also found chances limited ...

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Longford Town snap up former Dundalk under-19 star Aaron McNally

Sat, Jan 11 2020

McNally joins from the Lilywhites as a highly-rated utility player – following on from Dylan Hand’s move from Oriel Park ...

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Opinion: The First Division Alliance is a necessary front amid the backdrop of blatant disrespect from the FAI and NLEC

Sat, Jan 11 2020

However, in light of the Shannonsiders’ exit from the League of Ireland, a vacancy of sorts had been created – ...

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Opinion: The First Division Alliance are wrong on Shamrock Rovers II - but the dictatorial approach must stop

Sat, Jan 11 2020

Why they chose a nine-team division as their hill to die on is anybody’s guess. When the next crisis arrives, ...

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Wexford sign former Longford Town forward Patrick O'Sullivan

Fri, Jan 10 2020

The 19-year-old Maynooth University student spent the 2018 campaign at Longford, where he made two appearances for the Red and ...

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Malike Hill Benrouguibi joins Wexford

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Benrouguibi, who most recently played for Bluebell United in the Leinster Senior League’s Top division does have some previous League ...

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Longford Town the first to host Shamrock Rovers II as new promotion play-off structure revealed

Fri, Jan 10 2020

The Hoops’ reserve side will line out as the tenth side in the league following the dissolution of Limerick but ...

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Former Saints title-winning captain Conor Kenna joins Leinster Senior League Kilnamanagh

Fri, Jan 10 2020

Kenna, who also had spells with Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers during a long career at the top level, joins ...

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Dylan Walsh makes Ramblers return after stint in Wales

Thu, Jan 09 2020

The Corkonian joins the club having spent the past four years playing football in Wales with Cardiff Met University and ...

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Galway sign former Student Molloy as Mulryan returns for 2020

Thu, Jan 09 2020

News of Molloy’s signing for the Tribesmen has been followed by the news that young goalkeeper Cian Mulryan has also ...

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'There was no official discussion, communication or even an email in relation to this' - Cabinteely chairman Larry Bass

Thu, Jan 09 2020

“I think what angst all of the clubs have is the way that is has been done,” Bass told RTE’s ...

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Shamrock Rovers II set to take part in the 2020 First Division

Thu, Jan 09 2020

News of the Hoops second-string’s admittance to the second tier comes amid the backdrop of strong opposition to the proposal ...

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Quiz: Can you name the last 10 top scorers in the First Division?

Wed, Jan 08 2020

And to make it a bit more challenging (if it wasn’t hard enough!), you'll have to answer them in order

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Boost for Cobh as David Hurley re-signs for 2020

Wed, Jan 08 2020

The 21-year-old commits to another year at the tilt for Stuart Ashton’s charges who have now brought their squad size ...

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Belgian full-back Timo Parthoens joins First Division Galway

Tue, Jan 07 2020

The 21-year-old spent two weeks with the Tribesmen in 2019, where he impressed at Éamonn Deacy Park

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Former Atletico Madrid youth Alberto Cabanyes set to join Galway United

Tue, Jan 07 2020

Cabanyes will be the eighth to join Alan Murphy’s squad – joining the likes of Shane Duggan and Michael Schlingermann ...

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Jason Goodison appointed new Wexford under-15 boss

Mon, Jan 06 2020

Goodison was a member of the club’s under-15 coaching ticket in 2017 after returning home from an internship with now ...

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Cian Leonard re-signs for First Division Cobh Ramblers

Mon, Jan 06 2020

Leonard makes his return to St Colman’s Park having impressed with the Rams in recent years

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Former Cork City and Wexford defender Ryan Delaney returns to Rochdale after Wimbledon loan

Mon, Jan 06 2020

Delaney joined the Dons at the end of the summer transfer window, making 16 appearances and scoring one goal during ...

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Watch: Pat Devlin relishing 2020 in charge of Cabinteely

Sat, Jan 04 2020

Devlin led the Green and White’s to an unprecedented Playoff finish last term, before falling to defeat against Drogheda United ...

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Top 10 extratime.ie Live Updates for 2019

Fri, Jan 03 2020

We look back on the top ten most-followed minute-by-minute updates from around the grounds in 2019.

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From Kerr's Kids to reality show Dream Team the Extratime.ie Advent Calendar 2019 has it all

Fri, Jan 03 2020

The ExtraTime.ie Advent Calendar 2019 was a project brought to you by our trusty ol’ ExtraTime.ie Sportscast team. The lads ...

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extratime.ie is looking for you to join our 2020 reporting team

Wed, Jan 01 2020

With the new League of Ireland season due to kick-off next month, extratime.ie are doing our annual recruitment drive for ...

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First Division Alliance calls for nine-team First Division amid efforts to enter Shamrock Rovers B side in second tier

Tue, Dec 31 2019

Clubs had been due to vote on whether to admit Rovers B in recent days but it appears the decision ...

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Dylan McGlade makes return to Ireland to sign with Cork City

Mon, Dec 30 2019

Having recently announced his departure from Blyth Spartans, Dylan McGlade has today signed for Cork City.

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5 Players to watch in the First Division in 2020

Sun, Dec 29 2019

Shelbourne ended their long wait for a Premier Division return, but the departure of the Reds does not necessarily mean ...

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Ryan Coulter: 'It's a breath of fresh air coming here doing well and experiencing professional football as it should be - being looked after and playing in a professional environment'

Sun, Dec 29 2019

Ryan's first Stateside stint came at the tender age of 20 - initially on a University of San Diego football ...

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Former Bray Wanderers winger Dylan McGlade departs Blyth Spartans to return to Ireland

Sun, Dec 29 2019

The 24-year-old joined Blyth earlier in the transfer window from Bray, returning to the club after spell back home in ...

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Conor Crowley makes Wexford move after brief Cabinteely stint

Fri, Dec 27 2019

Crowley is the fourth former UCD player to join the Slaneysiders in recent weeks – following the likes of Cian ...

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Pierce Phillips returns to Cobh Ramblers after Cork departure

Thu, Dec 26 2019

Phillips spent the first half of the 2018 season on loan at St Colman’s Park from the Leesiders – before ...

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Tom O'Connor: The time for unity is now

Wed, Dec 25 2019

‘My guess is that if the FAI goes, the League of Ireland goes'. Shane Ross Minister of Sport and Tourism ...

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Quiz: How well do you remember the 2019 League of Ireland season?

Wed, Dec 25 2019

Test your knowledge of the season just past with our quick quiz and let us know your scores!

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